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by Teletype Corporation
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Teletype Bulletin 1044, Issue 4 (November, 1940). Parts - Relays. For Teletype Line Relays RY-20 (Western Electric 215A), RY-28 (W.E. 215H), and RY-30 (W.E. 255A).
Topics: teletype, relays
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by Lanston Monotype Machine Company
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eye 6,113
favorite 2
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A collection of Matrix Case Arrangements (and some keyboard diagrams) for the Lanston Monotype Composition Caster. This particular collection is from a working binder of such information assembled by a Monotype operator at a firm of typographers. It is presented here in the order found.
Topics: typecasting, composing, monotype, hot metal, matrix case
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by Kingsley Gold Stamping Machine Company
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eye 4,129
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Instructions for operating the Kingsley (brand) hot foil stamping machine.
Topics: hot foil stamping, gold foil stamping, printing
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by Robert C. Yates
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eye 3,464
favorite 4
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The mathematics of various curves, with an emphasis on their applications to models and linkages.
Topics: curves, linkages, mechanisms, mathematics
Catalogs Collection
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eye 3,171
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Basic adjustments and an illustrated parts catalog for this machine. It is not really a full service manual.
Topics: tool grinding, cutter grinding, tool and cutter grinding
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by The Cincinnati Milling Machine Company
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eye 2,639
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Operator's manual for the Cincinnati No. 2 Cutter and Tool Grinder (including machines having power table traverse). Publication No. M-1951-2. Supersedes M-737.
Topics: cutter grinders, tool grinders, sharpening
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by William Addison Dwiggins
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eye 2,603
favorite 11
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An essay in the form of a letter, expanded and edited for publication, from William Addison Dwiggins to Rudolph Ruzicka on the subject of typeface design. It is especially interesting because it explains Dwiggins' own process and goes slightly beyond abstract "design" and outlines the interactions between Dwiggins and the type development organization at Mergenthaler Linotype. "G," mentioned in the text, is Chauncey H. Griffith, typeface designer in his own right, but also...
Topics: dwiggins, typeface design, mergenthaler linotype, ruzicka, griffith
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by American Type Founders Sales Corporation
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eye 2,392
favorite 19
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The 1934 specimen book of American Type Founders.
Topics: typefounding, typography, type specimens, letterpress printing
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by Ludlow Typograph Company
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eye 2,298
favorite 15
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A specimen book of typefaces supplied as matrix fonts for the Ludlow Typograph Machine, a non-composing linecaster. This is the hardcover specimen book, produced in four editions (the first was an edition without letter designation which I believe is from June 1930, then there was an edition B, then an as-yet-unattested edition C, and finally this, edition D). This hardcover specimen book is distinct from the more common softcover or comb-bound abridged specimen book published under the name...
Topics: ludlow typograph, type specimen books
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by Lucien Alphonse Legros and John Cameron Grant
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eye 2,222
favorite 3
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Comprehensive survey of all forms of relief printing type, plates, etc. and the methods of and machines for their production. The most exhaustive work in English on the subject of typecasting machinery.
Topics: type, typefounding, typecasting, printing
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by George Gorton Machine Company
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eye 2,117
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Gorton Form 1385-E. An instruction book and illustrated parts catalog for Gorton pantograph engraving machines such as the model 3-U. The book's date is 1950, but this copy was printed in 1956.
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US Army Technical Manual TM 9-3417-218-14&P, "Operator, Organizational, Direct Support and General Support Maintenance Manual Including Repair Parts list for Engraving Machine, Pantograph Model P1-2 (3417-00-973-9928) Lars Machine, Inc." April, 1984. In other words, it is the US Army version of the operator's manual and illustrated parts list for the Gorton P1-2 "Pantomill" pantograph engraving machine.
Topics: gorton, lars, pantograph, engraving
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eye 1,943
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This is the October 1923 issue of the American and English trade journal "Typewriter Topics" (Vol. 55, No. 2). It was published as "The 50th Anniversary Historical Number" to mark the 50th anniversary of the typewriter industry (not of the magazine itself) and consists largely of a long anonymous article entitled "A Condensed History of the Writing Machine: The Romance of Earlier Effort and the Realities of Present Day Accomplishments." The item reprinted here is...
Topic: typewriters
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by United States Department of the Army
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U.S. Department of the Army Technical Manual TM 11-2215 and U.S. Department of the Air Force Technical Order TO.16-35TT5-6. Teletypewriters TT-5/FG and TT-6/FG [Teletype Model 15 Keyboard Send-Receive typebar page printing sets]. June, 1951, with Change No. 1. Description, unpacking, operating instructions, maintenance, field maintenance and repair, and shipment. Table of parts. Interoperation of American and British teletypewriters.
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Topics: teletype, teletypewriter, operation, maintenance and repair
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by American Type Founders Company
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eye 1,940
favorite 11
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This is a very early (1893) American Type Founders Company specimen book comprised of offerings from its Cleveland Type Foundry branch. It does not mention ATF by name. It was digitized by Google Books from the University of Michigan copy. This version was assembled from page images from The Hathi Trust.
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by Corona Typewriter Co., Inc.
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eye 1,719
favorite 3
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User's manual for the folding Corona typewriter. Printing code: 4-6645-150m-8-20
Topic: typewriter manual folding corona
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eye 1,442
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Type specimen book for foundry metal type issued by the Neon Type Division of Typefounders of Chicago (itself a trade name of Castcraft). Typefounders of Chicago acquired the Neon Type Foundry (Pittsburgh) in 1959. This catalog has been uploaded to The Internet Archive in two parts (due to technical issues involving limited bandwidth); this is part 1. For part 2 see http://www.archive.org/details/NeonTypeDivisionTypefoundersChicago1962pt2
Topics: typefounding, typecasting, type specimen
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by John Jacob Holtzapffel
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This is Volume 5 of the work "Turning and Mechanical Manipulation" by Charles Holtzapffel and John Jacob Holtzapffel. The volume title for this volume is "The Principles and Practice of Ornamental or Complex Turning." (London: Published for the Author by Holtzapffel and Co., 1884.) This is the central work of the field of Ornamental Turning.
Topic: ornamental turning
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eye 1,334
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The operation and service manual, and illustrated parts list, for the Model M Ludlow Typograph noncomposing linecaster.
Topics: linecasting, ludlow, printing
A comprehensive 1902 illustrated catalog of English letterpress printing and related equipment. This digital edition was scanned by Stephen O. Saxe from his copy, with additional image preparation by Dr. David M. MacMillan.
Topics: printing, lithography, letterpress, typefounding
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eye 1,279
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Type specimen book for foundry metal type issued by the Neon Type Division of Typefounders of Chicago (itself a trade name of Castcraft). Typefounders of Chicago acquired the Neon Type Foundry (Pittsburgh) in 1959. This catalog has been uploaded to The Internet Archive in two parts (due to technical issues involving limited bandwidth); this is part 2. For part 1 see: http://www.archive.org/details/NeonTypeDivisionTypefoundersChicago1962pt1
Topics: typefounding, typecasting, type specimen
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by Los Angeles Type Founders, Inc.
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eye 1,273
favorite 12
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Type specimen book for Los Angeles Type Founders, undated but before 1978 based on material acquired with it.
Topics: typefounding, type, printing
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by H. B. Rouse and Company
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eye 1,258
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Catalog and Price List; Price List effective 1946-09-16. Composing room (and some Linotype/Intertype) equipment by H.B. Rouse and Company, Chicago. Includes the Rouse Composing Sticks, Cutters, the Rouse Band Saw, the Rouse Vertical Miterer, the Rouse Type Mortiser, the Rouse Sennett Positive Assembler (for linecasters), and other equipment.
Topics: composing room equipment, printing
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by Bernard Lewis
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eye 1,240
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Lewis, Bernard. Behind the Type: The Life Story of Frederic W. Goudy. (Pittsburgh, PA: Department of Printing, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1941). Also contains "The Ethics and Aesthetics of Type and Typography" by Goudy, "an address delivered at Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, February 12, 1938."
Topics: type, typography, matrix engraving, goudy
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by Barco Type Founders
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eye 1,214
favorite 12
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A specimen book (typeface catalog) from Barco Type Founders, Northlake, IL.
Topics: typecasting, typefounding, typography, printing
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by George Gordon Machine Company
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eye 1,150
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Gorton Form 1385 (original version, from 1935). An instruction book and illustrated parts catalog for Gorton pantograph engraving machines such as the model 3-U.
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by Addressograph Company
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Operating instructions, illustrated parts list, and specimen type styles for the 44 character and the 56 or 80 character Model G1 Graphotype machines. The Graphotype was a machine for embossing the address printing plates used in the Addressograph system of address and mailing list management. The Model G1 was a manually operated keyboardless machine. This book also includes an advertisement for the Model G2 electrically operated keyboardless machine.
Topic: graphotype, addressograph, office automation, mailing
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eye 1,072
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(NY: The Typophiles, 1946.) "Typophiles Chap Books XIII" Autobiographical account by Goudy, Includes a list of his types, a short introduction, and a description, with showing, of each type. Volume 1 of 2.
Topics: goudy, type, type design
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by The Inland Printer Company
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eye 1,069
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This is the scan done by Google of the University of Michigan copy of Volume 7 of The Inland Printer, ID mdp.39015086781328. It has been assembled from the page images presented by The Hathi Trust. (Please note that although I've set the "publisher" field here to CircuitousRoot so as to link it with other items uploaded, the real work of this digital reprint was done by Google, The University of Michigan, and The Hathi Trust.)
Topic: printing
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by The Sigwalt Manufacturing Company
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eye 1,068
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"Instruction Book and Catalog (No. 21) Covering the Printing Presses, Type and Supplies Manufactured and Sold by the Sigwalt Mfg. Co." (On cover: "Printing Presses, Type and Supplies and How to Use Them") Chicago: Sigwalt Mfg. Co., [no date, but clearly 1930s or earlier]. It covers the "Chicago" and "Ideal" tabletop printing presses.
Topic: printing presses
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by Mergenthaler Linotype Company
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eye 1,065
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Mergenthaler Linotype Company Catalog No. 52, Casting and Driving Mechanisms. For Linotype Models 5, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33,34, 35, 36. Brooklyn,NY: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, 1957.
Topics: linotype, parts catalog, parts book, linecasting, typesetting, machine
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by Barnhart Brothers and Spindler
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eye 1,059
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1907 type specimen book of the Barnhart Brothers and Spindler type foundry in Chicago. Assembled from scans presented by The Hathi Trust of the University of Michigan copy (Hathi Trust ID: mdp.39015019203291 ). This is the BB&S Specimen Book No. 9. It was issued in at least four versions, numbered "9", "9*", "9**", and "9***". This version says "SPECIMEN BOOK NO. 9" on its title page. Confusingly, though, the bibliographic record for it at...
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Topics: type, type specimens, typefounding
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by American Type Founders
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eye 1,029
favorite 14
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Catalog of American Type Founders Company ornaments, special characters, initials, monograms, etc. for letterpress printing type. Edition TY-142. Printing code: 40M661LC (dating it to June 1961).
Topics: typefounding, type
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by Ludlow Typograph Company
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eye 1,000
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"This booklet shows all the Ludlow typefaces produced since the publication of the bound specimen book in June 1930." That book ended with 28-M (Tempo Medium). This supplement includes the faces shown in the earlier booklet Ludlow Typefaces: A Supplement, November 1933 (http://www.archive.org/details/LudlowTypefacesASupplementNovember1933) and to this adds: 36-BIC (Mandate, 1934), and 37-B & 37-L (Eden Bold, Eden Light, 1934) [dates from McGrew] as well as new series within...
Topics: ludlow typograph, type specimen books
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eye 992
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The instruction manual, with oiling chart and parts list, for the Chandler & Price Model N platen printing press. Sizes 8x12, 10x15, and 12x18. No date, but the printing code on it, "2M-12-61", strongly suggests a date of December 1961. It was printed using a city zone code (introduced 1943) rather than a ZIP code (introduced 1963). C&P Document ID either "PI-102" or "Pl-102". Thanks are due to Paul Aken, proprietor of The Platen Press Museum in Zion, IL,...
Topics: printing presses, printing
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The packet of instructions which shipped with the Model 10 Royal typewriter. This includes the 8-page booklet "Instructions for the Care and Use of the Royal Typewriter Model 10" (publication A-100),the envelope in which these instructions shipped (which contains printed upon it "Instructions for Unpacking," form [B?]-185),and a folded sheet of quick instructions entitled "Yout Might Just As Well Save this Money For Yourself". This literature is not dated but is...
Topic: typewriters
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by R. Randolph Karch
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User-level operating procedures for the Ludlow Typograph, a noncomposing linecasting machine. Published in 1939 by the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics' Institute, Rochester, NY.
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Topics: ludlow, linecasting, printing, typograph
The installation and operation manual for the Chandler and Price "Craftsman" series of platen printing presses in the 10x15 and 12x18 sizes. Regrettably, the original from which I made this digitization is incomplete (it is missing pp. 15-18). A complete version of this same manual, in a different digitization, is online at Boxcar Press ( http://www.boxcarpress.com/community/flywheel.html ). That version, however, is at a lower resolution and looks as if it might have been done from a...
Topics: printing, presses, chandler, price, platen
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by American Type Founders
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A type specimen book for the Foundry Univers typeface, "Created and cast by Deberny et Peignot, Paris for ATF Type Division." (Elizabeth, NJ: American Type Founders Company, 1968.) Printing code: IP-5M-9-68.
Topics: typefounding, type
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eye 927
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Type specimen book and price list of Acme Type Foundry (Chicago), Catalog No. 6 dated July 15, 1947.
Topics: typefounding, typecasting, typography, printing
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by Ralph C. Coxhead Corporation
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eye 913
favorite 1
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Typewriter typeface specimen book for the Vari-Typer machine, 1946.
Topics: vari-typer, varityper, typewriter, type specimens
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by The Kelsey Company
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eye 883
favorite 1
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Kelsey Printers' Supply Book. (Meriden, CT:The Kelsey Company, 1946-1949). Catalog of printing supplies, including type and presses, manufactured and/or sold by The Kelsey Company. "Everything for the printer."
Topics: printing, printing presses, printing supplies, printing type
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eye 880
favorite 2
comment 1
(NY: The Typophiles, 1946.) "Typophiles Chap Books XIV" Autobiographical account by Goudy, Continues the descriptions, with showings, of each of his types. Also contains "A Bibliogrpahy of the Published Writings of Frederic W. Goudy" by George L. McKay. Also contains a note about the book by Paul A. Bennett. Volume 2 of 2.
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Topics: goudy, type, type design
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by Lanston Monotype Machine Company
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eye 876
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A typographical specimen booklet containing borders and ornaments for casting on the Lanston Monotype Composition Caster, Lanston Monotype Type-Caster, Lanston Monotype Giant Caster and Monotype-Thompson Type-Caster. This booklet is from a Lanston Monotype specimen book (binder) bearing the general title "Monotype Type Faces." It is undated, but based on internal evidence elsewhere in the binder it is from the late 1930s or early 1940s.
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by Typefounders of Chicago, subsidiary of Castcraft
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eye 861
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A type specimen book of Typefounders of Chicago (a subsidiary of Castcraft). No date, but after 1943 (city zone codes) and before 1963 (no ZIP code); probably before 1959 (their acquisition of Neon Type). Brown cover showing a drawing of a matrix carrier and holder assembly for a Thompson Type Caster. Also contains information on their sorts and line service. Also contains type imported by Amsterdam Continental.
Topics: typecasting, typefounding, type specimens, typography
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by Keuffel and Esser Company
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The instruction manual for Keuffel & Esser Compensating Polar Planimeters.
Topic: drafting
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by Robert C. Yates
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eye 808
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A detailed workbook in Compass and Straightedge constructions and in mechanical linkages.
Topics: compass and straightedge, linkages, mechanisms, mathematics
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by American Type Founders Company
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The 1900 American Type Founders specimen book.It was digitized by Google Books from the University of Michigan copy. This version was assembled from page images from The Hathi Trust.
Topic: typefounding
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by Lanston Monotype Machine Company
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An index by series name and number of the Lanston Monotype display (Type-and-Rule) caster and Giant Caster matrices (14 point to 72 point) available for rental from the Lanston Monotype Machine Company. It does not cover "cellular" matrices for use in the Monotype Composition Caster and other machines.
Topics: typecasting, typefounding, matrix, matrices, type, typefaces, matrix fonts
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by California Type Foundry
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eye 793
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Specimen book by the California Type Foundry (San Francisco). This was a 20th century typefoundry ("since 1941") not to be confused with the 19th century typefoundry of the same name. This specimen is undated, but contains a price increase stamp effective April 1, 1947. The typefaces shown are primarily Lanston Monotype faces.
Topics: typefounding, california
The 1898 American Type Founders specimen book.It was digitized by Google Books from the New York Public Library copy. This version was assembled from page images from The Hathi Trust.
Topic: typefounding
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by Baltimore Type and Composition Corporation
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eye 783
favorite 10
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The 1929 type specimen book of the Baltimore Type and Composition Company ("Baltotype").
Topics: typefounding, letterpress printing, type specimen books
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by Ludlow Typograph Company
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A collection of examples of the use of ornaments cast by the Ludlow Typograph Machine. Undated but probably 1930s.
Topics: ludlow typograph, linecasting, typography, ornaments
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by Societe Typographique Belge (Ad. Wahlen et. Cie)
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1846 Belgian type specimen book.
Topics: type, typography, type specimens
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by Central Type Foundry and Boston Type Foundry
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This specimen was produced at a point of great change in the American typefounding industry. The owners of the Central Type Foundry (Schraubstadter and St. John) had purchased the Boston Type Foundry in 1888. This specimen book, a joint effort of the two type foundries, is dated 1892. That is the year in which both companies were sold into the newly formed American Type Founders amalgamation. The bulk of the specimen book itself makes no reference to ATF. However, a final page (which is...
Topics: type, typefounding, type specimen books
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by Ludlow Typograph Company
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"This supplement shows all Ludlow typefaces produced since the publication of the blue cloth-bound specimen book in June 1930." That specimen book ended with 28-M (Tempo Medium). This Supplement adds 30-L & 30-M (Karnak Light & Medium, 1931), 31-MIC (Mayfair Cursive, 1932), 34 (Umbra, 1932), and 35-EC (Lafayette Extra Condensed, 1932) as well as new series within existing families and new sizes within existing series.
Topics: ludlow typograph, type specimen books
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by Cade Type Foundry
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eye 709
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Type specimen book from the Cade Type Foundry, a private typefoundry. Published by the foundry and The Juniper Press, Winchester, MA. This was the private press and the private typefoundry of Philip Cade.
Topics: type, typefounding, type specimen books
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by Baltimore Type
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A 1965 catalog/specimen book of "handy boxes" of letterpress printing type by Baltotype (formerly the Baltimore Type and Composition Company).
Topics: typefounding, letterpress printing, type specimen books
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by Lanston Monotype Machine Company
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The adjustment and operation of the Thompson typecaster, with a parts list illustrated with plates. 1956 edition. This covers the (American) Monotype-Thompson caster made by the Lanston Monotype Machine Company.
Topics: typecasting, typefounding, printing type
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by F. H. McCall
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eye 687
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A third-party manual "Giving Detailed Instructions of the Proper Adjustment and Care of the Linotype."
Topics: linotype, linecasting, printing
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One-line specimen book for American Type Founders (ATF) typefaces. Edition: TY-111. Printing code: 60M155LC (dating it to January 1955). Thanks are due to Jenny Addison, proprietor of Lock and Key Press (http://lockandkeypress.wordpress.com/ ) for making this document available.
Topics: typefounding, type
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by Intertype Company
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A booklet listing then-current Intertype Company (division of Harris-Intertype Corporation) linecasting matrices, with matrix identification information. Printing code: 42a 16669. 2-58 1M. The scan of this booklet is incomplete; I missed pages 63 and 89. Thanks are due to Dave Seat of Hot Metal Services for preserving this booklet and making it available (though of course he is not responsible for the fact that I missed two pages when scanning it).
Topics: Linotype, matrices, linecasting
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by Mergenthaler Linotype Company
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A specimen book of ornamental border matrices and matrix slides for the Linotype composing linecaster. This entry contains the book divided into several smaller PDFs for ease of downloading. For the main entry for this book (which has more complete bibliographic information, contains caveats about known aesthetic issues in the scan and presents the entire book in a single large PDF for easier online reading) see:https://archive.org/details/LinotypeDecorativeMaterial1929 The best way to use this...
Topics: linotype, typography, specimen books
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by Miller Saw-Trimmer Company
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Catalog for Miller brand printers saws ("saw-trimmers").
Topics: printers saw, composing room equipment, printing
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by American Type Founders Company
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The 1909 supplement to the 1906 American Type Founders' specimen book. It was digitized by Google Books from the University of Michigan copy. This version was assembled from page images from The Hathi Trust. Note that there may be some confusion in the Hathi Trust catalog between the Supplement (of 1909) and the Supplement No. 2 (of 1911). This is the 1909 Supplement, identified as such on its title page and bearing the Hathi Trust identification code mdp.39015033591697.
Topic: typefounding
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Catalog of machines for producing lined (ruled) paper.
Topics: lined paper, ruled paper, ruling machines
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by Detroit Type Foundry
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Type specimen book. Undated, but bearing a price increase notice effective 1951-01-01. Also advertises sorts service, reproduction proofs, reverse repros, transparencies, line service, composition services in Linotype and Monotype, and creative & advertising typography.
Topics: type, typefounding, type specimen books
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by Hjorth Lathe and Tool Company
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A catalog for the Hjorth brand of precision bench lathes.
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by Intertype Company
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A booklet listing then-current Intertype Company (division of Harris-Intertype Corporation) linecasting matrices, with matrix identification information. This undated publication would appear to postdate the 1958 edition reprinted at http://archive.org/details/IntertypeFontNumbers1958, but probably predates 1963 (as it still uses city zone codes, not ZIP codes).
Topics: Linotype, matrices, linecasting
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by American Type Founders Company
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The 1911 Supplement No. 2 to the 1906 American Type Founders' specimen book. It was digitized by Google Books from the New York Public Library copy. This version was assembled from page images from The Hathi Trust.
Topic: typefounding
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by Charles Henry Chaplin
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(London: Percival Marshall & Co., [no date, but by 1914]) A general technical introduction to the field of ornamental turning. Percival Marshall was the founder and publisher of the magazine The Model Engineer.
Topic: ornamental turning
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by Mergenthaler Linotype Company
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This is the installation, operation, and maintenance manual for the temperature controls and heaters of the Linotype "Comet Type" Electric Pot Type C-4 and "Universal Comet Type" Electric Pot Type G, equipped with Micro-Therm Temperature Controls and Lino-Therm heaters. This is the third edition. Printing code: 720.13.2-J-Nn-2X. The Comet Type electric pot was introduced in 1950 for the Linotype Comet model. The Universal Comet Type electric pot was introduced in 1959 and...
Topic: linotype, micro-therm, pot, heaters, comet
Catalogs Collection
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"Parts Catalog for Assembling and Distributing Mechanisms for Blue Streak Linotypes Models 5, 29, 30, 31, 32." Catalog No. 51. The digitization of this Catalog is in two parts; this is part 1 (through page 233). See http://www.archive.org/details/LinotypePartsCatalogNo51AssemblingDistributingPt2 for part 2 of this digitization. This present Catalog is the companion volume to "Linotype Parts Catalog No 52 Casting and Driving Mechanisms" (1957).
Topics: linotype, parts catalog, parts book, linecasting, typesetting, machine
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by American Type Founders
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Catalog of American Type Founders Company ornaments, special characters, initials, monograms, etc. for letterpress printing type. Edition TY-137. Printing code: 25M 657LC (dating it to June 1957; it also explicitly bears the date "June 1957").
Topics: typefounding, type
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This is edition 4220-H of the manual for the Steptoe brand of metalworking shaper.
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by American Type Founders Company
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A supplementary type specimen booklet which was distributed with (in a pocket in) at least some copies of the 1941 edition of the American Type Founders' Book of American Types. Thanks are due to Jenny Addison, proprietor of Lock and Key Press (http://lockandkeypress.wordpress.com/ ) for preserving this material and making it available.
Topic: typefounding
Catalogs Collection
by Harry F. Duncan
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An un-illustrated third-party operator's guide to the Ludlow Typograph Machine.
Topics: ludlow typograph, linecasting, slugline composition, letterpress printing
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by American Type Founders
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This is a type specimen booklet describing the American Type Founders' script and semi-script typefaces. This booklet was designed to be collected with others as Section A of a folder (not included here) collectively entitled "Specimen Selections of ATF Leading Type Faces."
Topics: typefounding, type
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders
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Catalog of American Type Founders Company ornaments, special characters, initials, monograms, etc. for letterpress printing type. Edition TY-112. Printing code: 60M 255LC (dating it to February 1955). This catalog was distributed by various resellers of ATF type; in this instance it was distributed by the Graphic Arts Equipment Company (Chicago). Thanks are due to Jenny Addison, proprietor of Lock and Key Press (http://lockandkeypress.wordpress.com/ ) for making this document available.
Topics: typefounding, type
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by American Type Founders
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This is a type specimen booklet describing the American Type Founders' Spartan typeface family. Printing code: 50M1053SP (thus dating it to October 1953). Spartan was the Mergenthaler Linotype and ATF equivalent to Futura. This specimen does not contain Spartan Condensed (1953) or Spartan Bold (1955). This booklet was designed to be collected with others as Section C of a folder (not included here) collectively entitled "Specimen Selections of ATF Leading Type Faces."
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Topics: typefounding, type
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by Baltotype
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eye 552
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1959 type specimen book by Baltotype (formerly the Baltimore Type and Composition Corporation).
Topics: typefounding, letterpress printing, type specimen books
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by Lanston Monotype Machine Company
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eye 547
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"Illustrations of the Parts of the Monotype Casting Machine with their Names and Symbols." This is the "Plate Book" (i.e., illustrated parts list) for the Lanston Monotype Composition Caster and the Lanston Monotype Type-&-Rule Caster. 11th edition. (Philadelphia, PA: Lanston Monotype Machine Company, 1928.)
Topics: monotype, typecasting, typefounding, type composition
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by American Type Founders Company
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eye 541
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1950 American Type Founders Company specimen booklet and price list. Printing code: 50M150LC.
Topic: typefounding
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by The Kelsey Company
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A 24 page booklet (plus text on covers) advertising the printing presses and printing supplies manufactured and sold by The Kelsey Company, Meriden, CT. This is edition "50 1/4 Y". It bears no date, but was inscribed "July 25, 1950" on its cover.
Topics: printing presses, printing supplies, printing type
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders
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One-line specimen book for American Type Founders letterpress printing type. Printing code: TY-138 40M160LC, which identifies it as dating from January 1960.
Topics: typefounding, type
Catalogs Collection
by Douglas McMurtrie
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eye 530
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Overview in words (no significant illustrations) of how the Ludlow Typograph non-composing linecasting machine fits into the printing shop and its advantages over hand-set type.
Topics: ludlow, linecasting, typecasting, printing
Catalogs Collection
by Mergenthaler Linotype Company
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The procedures for erecting a Model 31 Linotype from a "stripped to base" condition. Includes a dimensioned floor plan. This document dates from the late 1940s or 1950s.
Topics: linotype, linecasting, printing
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders
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eye 529
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This is a type specimen booklet describing the American Type Founders' display gothic typefaces. This booklet was designed to be collected with others as Section A of a folder (not included here) collectively entitled "Specimen Selections of ATF Leading Type Faces."
Topics: typefounding, type
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by H. B. Rouse and Company
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eye 529
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Three documents collected as one: (1) "Operation and Care of the Rouse Vertical Rotary Miterer, a three-page instructional typescript, (2) "Instructions for Adjusting Mitering Machine Gauge," a single page engineering-style drawing (Drawing No. S.A. 347, 1946-12-21), and (3) "Make Them Yourself on the Rouse Rotary Miterer," a single sheet printed advertisement. These documents cover the operation and care of the machine and suggest its use not only for mitering printers...
Topics: printing, composing room, mitering, rouse vertical miterer
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by R. Hunter Middleton
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eye 523
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A relatively comprehensive study of most of the methods traditionally employed for making letterpress printing type. The only serious omission is a discussion of the extensive use in the 19th century in the US of electroforming from pattern types.
Topics: typefounding, punchcutting, matrix engraving
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eye 522
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"Improved Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue, 1881: Presses and Tools and Printing Materials." (Boston: Golding & Co., 1881.) This digital edition was scanned by Stephen O. Saxe from his copy, with additional image preparation by Dr. David M. MacMillan. This catalogue is a part of An Archive of Amateur Press Catalogues. For a page linking to other catalogues in this archive, go to: https://archive.org/details/AnArchiveOfAmateurPressCatalogues
Topics: golding, printing presses, printing press, type
Catalogs Collection
by Lanston Monotype Machine Company
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Parts Price List for the Monotype-Thompson Type-Caster, published by the Lanston Monotype Machine Company. Edition of 1941-03-01, revised 1942-04-02.
Topics: typecasting, typefounding, sorts casting, printing type
Catalogs Collection
by Elliott, Clair A. and Cecil E. Webster
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eye 514
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An introductory training manual in the electrical and electronic aspects of Linotype and Intertype linecasting machines. It is undated, but dates from the 1950s.
Topics: linotype, intertype, linecasting, printing
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A catalog of printing machinery, equipment, and supplies as sold by the American Type Founders Company in 1897. It also includes a small selection of wood type and an extensive and informative section of Useful Information for Printers. This digital edition was scanned by Stephen O. Saxe from his copies, with additional image preparation by Dr. David M. MacMillan.
Topics: printing, printing machinery, american type founders, atf
Catalogs Collection
by Acme Type Foundry
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Supplemental specimen of foundry type available from Acme Type Foundry (Chicago). No date, but clearly after 1946 (one of the typefaces is called "Bikini"). Several (at least) of these typefaces are clearly copies under different names of existing foundry faces. "Bikini" is a copy of Trafton Script (drawn by Howard Allen Trafton for the Bauer foundry (Germany) in 1933), "Cartune" is a copy of Cartoon (drawn by Trafton for Bauer in 1936), and Beachcomber is a lot...
Topics: typecasting, typefounding, printing, type
Catalogs Collection
by Ludlow Typograph Company
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Booklet of specimens and showings of Christmas and holiday-season themed ornament matrices for the Ludlow Typograph Machine. Undated, but published prior to Ludlow's adoption of city zone codes (introduced 1943) in their publications.
Topics: linecasting, ludlow typograph, ornaments
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by The Morrison Company
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Two-page sales flyer for Model 3-A of the Morrison brand of printer's saw ("saw trimmer"), formerly the C&G brand, as manufactured (at that time) by The Morrison Company, Milwaukee. Undated (but after the introduction of postal zone codes in 1943 and before the introduction of ZIP codes in 1963).
Topics: printers saw, composing room equipment, printing
Catalogs Collection
by American Type Founders
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eye 502
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American Type Founders one-line type specimen book for 1953. Printing code 50M953LC.
Topic: typefounding
Catalogs Collection
by Ludlow Typograph Company
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Specimen book of ornamental and miscellaneous matrices for the Ludlow Typograph. Undated, but published after the introduction of city zone codes (1943) and before Ludlow's adoption of ZIP codes (introduced 1963) for its publications.
Topics: linecasting, ludlow typograph
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by American Type Founders Company
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The 1911 Supplement No. 2 to the 1906 American Type Founders' specimen book. It was digitized by Google Books from the University of Michigan copy. This version was assembled from page images from The Hathi Trust. Note that there may be some confusion in the Hathi Trust catalog between the Supplement (of 1909) and the Supplement No. 2 (of 1911). This is the 1911 Supplement No. 2, identified as such on its title page and bearing the Hathi Trust identification code mdp.39015036947730.
Topic: typefounding